Cycling: Sir Chris Hoy calls for more testing and bans
Sunday 03 February 2013
Sir Chris Hoy has called for more testing and lifetime bans for all cyclists with links to doping to help clean up the sport in the wake of Lance Armstrong's doping confessions.
"We try and show the next generation of cyclists that you can do it clean, you don't have to do what he did," Hoy told BBC Radio Five Live. "Second of all, increase the testing, as they are doing now, the whereabouts scheme where you have to be available every day for testing and tell the testers where you are for that one hour a day. The other thing is to try and break the chain if you like, of the past to the future, and say we're not gonna include people that have been involved with that in the future, we're gonna cut out anyone that's had any links with doping."
The International Cycling Union wants the International Olympic Committee to add six events to the 2016 Olympics in Rio, restoring track points races and introducing BMX freestyle and mountain bike eliminators. All three would have men's and women's races. The mass-start points race was incorporated into the new omnium event after the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Mountain bike eliminator sees racers compete in four-rider heats over a sprint course.
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